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Medical Director Pediatric Primary Care, Division of General and Community Pediatrics



Board Certified

"My care philosophy is, 'Never count out any child. Everyone deserves a chance to thrive.'"

About Me


I have always loved working with children because of their energy, enthusiasm and humor. Children are amazingly resilient, and no matter what happens, they keep on going!

As a general pediatrician, I enjoy working in primary care because I see a wide array of patients for many different reasons. I provide routine well-child care and ill-child care, and I treat behavioral and developmental concerns. I love the variety of people and pediatric conditions I interact with each day!

My care philosophy is, "Never count out any child. Everyone deserves a chance to thrive."

I have won several teaching and mentoring awards, which I feel reflects my love of working with medical students and residents. I received the:

  • Ray Baker Teaching Award from the Cincinnati Pediatrics Society in 2011
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Faculty Award for Mentoring in 2017
  • Faculty Teacher Award from the Cincinnati Children’s residency program in 2018

In addition to caring for patients, I am also involved in some medical education research. We are evaluating ways to deliver medical education more effectively.

I have been married since 2001 and have two sons, Mark and Tom. Before joining the Cincinnati Children’s primary care team, I worked in pediatric private practice for five years. I like to compete in bake-offs with my co-workers — even though I always seem to lose!

Clinical Interests

Resident and medical student education; immunizations; general pediatrics; care of underserved children.

Clinical Divisions

General and Community Pediatrics, Primary Care

Blog Posts

How to Treat and Prevent Diaper Rash

BlogHealthy Living

How to Treat and Prevent Diaper Rash

By Nick DeBlasio, MD11/30/2020

How to Read A Sunscreen Label

BlogSafety and Prevention

How to Read A Sunscreen Label

By Nick DeBlasio, MD6/19/2019

Infant Jaundice: 5 Things Expecting Parents Should Know

BlogHealthy Living

Infant Jaundice: 5 Things Expecting Parents Should Know

By Nick DeBlasio, MD4/26/2019

Kids’ Coughs: What Do They Mean?

BlogHealthy Living

Kids’ Coughs: What Do They Mean?

By Nick DeBlasio, MD2/1/2019

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2004.

My Publications

Tracheitis. DeBlasio, D; Real, FJ. Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics. 2020; 41:495-497.

A Balanced Approach: Meeting the Needs of Medical Students and Faculty Educators in Pediatrics. Patel, SJ; Farrell, L; DeBlasio, D; Bolger, AK; Brady, JM; Sheanon, NM; Guiot, AB; Lehmann, C; Real, FJ. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 215:4-6.

Dose Matters: A Smartphone Application to Improve Asthma Control Among Patients at an Urban Pediatric Primary Care Clinic. Real, FJ; Beck, AF; DeBlasio, D; Zackoff, M; Henize, A; Xu, Y; Davis, D; Cruse, B; Klein, MD. Games for Health Journal. 2019; 8:357-365.

Online Simulated Cases Assess Retention of Virtual Neighborhood Tour Curriculum. Lazow, MA; DeBlasio, D; Ollberding, NJ; Real, FJ; Klein, MD. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2019; 23:1159-1166.

Objective Assessment of Resident Teaching Competency Through a Longitudinal, Clinically Integrated, Resident-as-Teacher Curriculum. Zackoff, MW; Real, FJ; DeBlasio, D; Spaulding, JR; Sobolewski, B; Unaka, N; Jerardi, K; Klein, M. Academic Pediatrics. 2019; 19:698-702.

Provision of Parent Feedback via the Communication Assessment Tool: Does It Improve Resident Communication Skills?. DeBlasio, D; Real, FJ; Ollberding, NJ; Klein, MD. Academic Pediatrics. 2019; 19:152-156.

Opportunities for and Barriers to Using Smartphones for Health Education Among Families at an Urban Primary Care Clinic. Real, FJ; DeBlasio, D; Rounce, C; Henize, AW; Beck, AF; Klein, MD. Clinical Pediatrics. 2018; 57:1281-1285.

Educational Added Value Unit: Development and Testing of a Measure for Educational Activities. Guiot, AB; Kirkendall, ES; Gosdin, CH; Shah, SS; DeBlasio, DJ; Meier, KA; O'Toole, JK. Hospital Pediatrics. 2017; 7:675-681.

Resident perspectives on communication training that utilizes immersive virtual reality. Real, FJ; DeBlasio, D; Ollberding, NJ; Davis, D; Cruse, B; Mclinden, D; Klein, MD. Education for health (Abingdon, England). 2017; 30:228-231.

A Virtual Reality Curriculum for Pediatric Residents Decreases Rates of Influenza Vaccine Refusal. Real, FJ; DeBlasio, D; Beck, AF; Ollberding, NJ; Davis, D; Cruse, B; Samaan, Z; McLinden, D; Klein, MD. Academic Pediatrics. 2017; 17:431-435.